2 And he went on to strike down the Moʹab·ites+ and measure them with a line, making them lie down* on the earth, that he might measure two lines to put them to death, and a full line to preserve them alive;+ and the Moʹab·ites came to be David’s servants+ to carry tribute.*+
3 And David went on to strike down Had·ad·eʹzer*+ the son of Reʹhob the king of Zoʹbah+ as he was going his way to put his control back again at the river Eu·phraʹtes.*+ 4 And David got to capture from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen and twenty thousand men on foot;+ and David proceeded to hamstring+ all the chariot horses,+ but he let a hundred chariot horses* of them remain.
5 When Syria* of Damascus+ came to help Had·ad·eʹzer the king of Zoʹbah, David then struck down among the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.+ 6 Further, David put garrisons+ in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians came to be David’s servants to carry tribute.+ And Jehovah continued to save David wherever he went.+ 7 Moreover, David took the circular shields+ of gold that happened to be on the servants of Had·ad·eʹzer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Beʹtah* and Be·roʹthai, cities of Had·ad·eʹzer, King David took copper in very great quantity.+
9 Now Toʹi* the king of Haʹmath+ got to hear that David had struck down all the military force of Had·ad·eʹzer.+ 10 So Toʹi sent Joʹram his son to King David to ask him about his welfare+ and congratulate* him over the fact that he had fought against Had·ad·eʹzer so that he struck him down (for Had·ad·eʹzer had become trained in warfare against Toʹi); and in his hand there proved to be articles of silver and articles of gold and articles of copper.+ 11 These also King David sanctified* to Jehovah, together with the silver and the gold that he had sanctified from all the nations that he had subdued,+ 12 from Syria and from Moʹab+ and from the sons of Amʹmon and from the Phi·lisʹtines+ and from Amʹa·lek+ and from the spoil of Had·ad·eʹzer the son of Reʹhob the king of Zoʹbah.+ 13 And David proceeded to make a name when he came back from striking down the Eʹdom·ites* in the Valley of Salt+—eighteen thousand.+ 14 And he kept garrisons placed in Eʹdom.+ In all Eʹdom he placed garrisons, and all the Eʹdom·ites came to be servants of David;+ and Jehovah kept saving David wherever he went.+
15 And David kept reigning over all Israel;+ and David was continually rendering judicial decision and righteousness+ for all his people.+ 16 And Joʹab+ the son of Ze·ruʹiah was over the army; and Je·hoshʹa·phat+ the son of A·hiʹlud was recorder.* 17 And Zaʹdok+ the son of A·hiʹtub and A·himʹe·lech+ the son of A·biʹa·thar* were priests, and Se·raiʹah was secretary. 18 And Be·naiʹah*+ the son of Je·hoiʹa·da [was over]* the Cherʹe·thites+ and the Pelʹe·thites.+ As for the sons of David, they became priests.*+